Resident, QU dean publishes the 10th book
North Haven resident Chris Roush, dean of Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications, wrote the new book, “The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters for Wall Street and Main Street.”
The book examines the broadcast divide between people who can pay thousands of dollars for high-end business journalism and small business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers who no longer receive the business and economic information they need to make decisions. The book explains how this has happened over the past 15 years and offers solutions to fix the problem.
“It’s important because the lack of information for these business owners and consumers is hurting society,” Roush said. “They are unable to make important decisions because they don’t have the information that news organizations used to give them.”
“The Future of Business Journalism: Why It Matters to Wall Street and Main Street” is Roush’s 10th book.
Roush, who was named dean of QU in 2019, is a global expert in business journalism.
Roush holds a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from Auburn University.
He has worked for various publications, including the St. Petersburg Times, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tampa Tribune, BusinessWeek, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Bloomberg News. He was also editor of SNL Financial, which publishes investor newsletters and magazines, and editor of Business North Carolina magazine.
Prior to Quinnipiac, Roush was the Walter E. Hussman Sr. Emeritus Professor of Business Journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
He has also taught business journalism at Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and at the University of Richmond.